Sore septum: sinus infection or dehydration?
October 25, 2007 2:37 PM Subscribe
On Tuesday, I had a 9-hour flight back from Paris. I drank as much water and non-caffeinated liquid as I could. Within 2-3 hours of landing, I found that my septum was rather sore to the touch.
posted by gsh to health & fitness (6 answers total)
I immediately took some Sudafed to ward off any kind of sinus infection awfulness. None of my sinus areas are at all tender, but it's Thursday and my septum is still sore. As this is a new experience, I'm curious as to whether this is a typical sign of impending sinus infection or maybe my poor inner schnoz is dehydrated?
(Other information: my septum is indeed deviated and thus it will always be; sinus headaches and the odd infection are commonplace for me.)